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CP - Rockford Trestle

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Rockford Trestle

Photo taken by John Marvig in September 2012

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BH Photo #239449

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Overview
Deck plate girder bridge over Crow River on Canadian Pacific Railway
Location
Rockford, Wright County, Minnesota, and Hennepin County, Minnesota
Status
Open to traffic
History
Built 1907
Railroads
- Canadian Pacific Railway (CP)
- Soo Line Railroad (SOO)
Design
Deck Plate Girder supported by Steel Trestle
Dimensions
Length of largest span: 60.0 ft.
Total length: 465.0 ft.
Also called
SOO - Crow River Bridge
Approximate latitude, longitude
+45.08418, -93.73678   (decimal degrees)
45°05'03" N, 93°44'12" W   (degrees°minutes'seconds")
Approximate UTM coordinates
15/442015/4992566 (zone/easting/northing)
Quadrangle map:
Rockford
Inventory number
BH 53393 (Bridgehunter.com ID)

Update Log 

  • September 15, 2012: New photo from John Marvig
  • September 2, 2012: Added by John Marvig

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CP - Rockford Trestle
Posted August 12, 2020, by Kevin Koehler (kevin [dot] koehler [at] conagra [dot] com)

Hello - this article appeared in the Delano Eagle newspaper in 1907

"Thursday July 18th 1907 citizens of Rockford lined up along the railroad tracks leading up to and after the new iron railroad bridge that was just completed. Men and women waved handkerchiefs while kids scurried to get a closer look at the bellowing steam engine as it brought the first passengers through Rockford."

Plot maps of 1898 show the railroad not passing through Rockford, but going through Greenwood which was halfway between Rockford and Delano. Sometime between 1900 and 1906 the railroad moved their tracks north to Rockford. Pictured are the Depot which ideally would have been placed in Wright county but due to the high embankment was located just east of town. Also pictured is the 1898 plot map showing the railroad path. In aerial photographs from 1940 the old railroads track bed is still visible.